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Male Urological Treatments in Ventura County

Urologists for Male Conditions

Urologists for males specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tract system. They are trained to identify and treat various conditions such as prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, urinary tract infections, testicular cancer, and infertility. Urologists also perform procedures such as vasectomies, circumcision, and prostate biopsies.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

BPH is an extremely common condition that affects over 40% of men in their 50's and more than 70% of men in their 60's. BPH is enlargement of the prostate due to aging that is unrelated to prostate cancer. It can, however, have a significant impact on quality of life. Common symptoms include the need to urinate frequently, a weak or slow urinary stream, and the feeling that you cannot completely empty your bladder. Our urologists most frequently treat BPH with the UroLift® procedure.

Cancers of the Prostate, Testicles, or Penis

Our experts treat all urologic cancers, collaborating with interventional radiologists, oncologists, nephrologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists, and other specialists as needed.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to develop or sustain an erection.

Although every man will have an occasional bout of ED, it is a chronic problem for 30 million American men. During an erection, the penis traps blood to stay hard. If blood doesn’t stay in the penis, the erection subsides. However, ED is more than a mechanical issue and can have both physical and psychological causes. Contributing factors include:

  • Lifestyle issues such as smoking, drug and alcohol use, lack of exercise or obesity
  • Problems with poor circulation due to conditions such as cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure
  • Neurologic problems due to other conditions such as diabetes
  • Side effects of medication a man is taking for a separate condition
  • Injuries
  • Post-surgical consequences of treatment for urologic cancers.
  • Age — roughly 1 in 4 men over the age of 65 have erectile dysfunction.
  • Psychological issues ranging from performance anxiety to stress over finances, relationship problems, and other personal issues

Depending on the cause of the ED, treatment may range from medication or testosterone supplements to surgery to bypass damage to the penile artery.


Male infertility is due to low or poor sperm production or blockages that prevent sperm from entering the seminal fluid. This relatively common problem has nothing to do with male sexual prowess — a man with a low sperm count can still become aroused and ejaculate. A variety of causes and conditions can contribute to male infertility, such as:

  • Varicocele — bulging veins above the testicle can be surgically corrected and account for 38% of male infertility cases
  • Undescended testicle
  • Infections of the testicle or prostate
  • Chemotherapy for cancer
  • Certain medications
  • Genetic abnormalities
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Prostate disorders